THE BEST FIGHTS ARE PERSONAL AS BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA INC. LAUNCHES TEKKEN 7
The Best-Selling Fighting Game Franchise Returns to Home Consoles and Makes its Way to PCs with Enhanced Graphics, an Explosive Storyline, and a Global eSports Tournament Series
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (June 2, 2017) – Leading interactive entertainment media publisher and developer BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. today announces it has launched TEKKEN™ 7 in the Americas for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PCs via STEAM®. TEKKEN 7, the latest chapter of the best-selling fighting game franchise is set to deliver core fighting game action and competition through heart-pounding 1 vs. 1 bouts. TEKKEN 7 will also present the latest developments and provide some closure to the TEKKEN storyline centered around the eternal struggle for power amongst the members of the Mishima clan.
TEKKEN 7 was developed at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.’s Tokyo, Japan studio under the leadership of franchise director, Katsuhiro Harada. Powered by Unreal Engine 4, TEKKEN 7 sets new standards in graphics quality for the series and the fighting game genre, featuring highly detailed characters, dynamic animations, and unique environments. TEKKEN 7 features numerous modes and enhancements beyond its arcade counterpart, including an in-depth story mode that enables players to fully experience the epic TEKKEN canon storyline. Players will also be able to check out new fighters such as Akuma from Ultra Street Fighter® IV, Kazumi Mishima, Claudio, Josie, Shaheen, Katarina, Lucky Chloe, Gigas, and master their respective fighting styles. TEKKEN 7 also delivers new abilities for players to employ during bouts such as Rage Arts, Power Crushes, and Rage Drives; all designed to increase the tension of each battle within the game.
“Over its two-decade history, the TEKKEN series has been a source of pride within our organization and TEKKEN 7 is the franchise’s strongest offering yet; ready to take its place in the pantheon of great fighting games.” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “Our plans for TEKKEN 7 don’t end with the launch of the game, instead our vision extends globally as we begin to seek out the best-of-the-best TEKKEN 7 players in the world through the TEKKEN World Tour series. The fiercest fighters who rise through the TEKKEN World Tour will face-off at the TEKKEN World Finals taking place in North America in November this year. We look forward to pitting the toughest TEKKEN 7 players against each other; crowning new King of the Iron Fist Champions for many years to come.”
“It has been a long journey, but reaching today’s launch of TEKKEN 7 has been well worth the TEKKEN Team’s diligent efforts.” said Katsuhiro Harada, TEKKEN Franchise Director at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. “We’ve put our blood, sweat, and souls into bringing TEKKEN 7 to home consoles in the hope that new players and long-time fans will enjoy our work. This is a true passion project and I hope players will be able to feel the TEKKEN Team’s dedication to our art as they play TEKKEN 7.”
Rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB, TEKKEN 7 is offered with a MSRP of $59.99 for the regular edition, $84.99 for the digital deluxe edition, and $149.99 for the Collector’s Edition (available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One only). TEKKEN 7 is available now for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PCs via STEAM in North America, Latin America, and Brazil.
For more information about everything in the TEKKEN universe, please visit: http://tk7.tekken.com/. For more information on TEKKEN World Tour, visit the official website at http://tekkenworldtour.com. To learn more about BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.’s other products and services go to: http://www.bandainamcoent.com/home.html. Join the conversation and follow us on BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. Facebook at: www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS or the TEKKEN Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/TekkenAmericas.
About BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., part of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive entertainment for all major video game consoles, iOS, Android, and online platforms. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises including PAC-MAN®, GALAGA®, TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR®, and ACE COMBAT®. BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is the premier publisher in the Western hemisphere for anime based video games including NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, DRAGON BALL Z®, and ONE PIECE®. More information about the company and its products can be found at http://www.bandainamcoent.com or www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS.